Mibawa Café’s Bob Marley concert hits a snag


The Bob Marley concert organised by Mibawa Café in Blantyre on Saturday failed to pull a huge audience and this was also compounded by the absence of two headliners Sangie and Nepman.

The Mibawa Café was almost empty during the concert which ended close to midnight.

Nepman famed for the hit ‘Nalelo’ and Sangie, one of the promising female reggae musicians were expected to perform at the concert celebrating the life of Bob Marley alongside Trumel.


But it was only Trumel who performed at the event alongside Eunice Kadzuwa Mhango who was drafted in at the eleventh hour to stand in for Sangie, who was reportedly sick.

However, there was no word for Nepman as to why he did not show up for the concert.

But ahead of the concert, Nepman was appearing in two concerts on the same Saturday with the other show in Lilongwe.


Trumel who closed the chapter on the night and performed Bob Marley’s songs before getting down to his music said he was happy to perform atsuch a night.

“Bob Marley is a legend who many of us have looked up to and you cannot talk about reggae music without him and so I am happy to have performed at such a concert,” said the musician and producer, who recently released his debut album titled Me and the Music. Nd’efeyo Entertainment General Manager Mphatso Chibota said they were saddened by the poor turnout but he attributed this to other events in Blantyre on Saturday night.

“We were hoping being a Bob Marley celebration concert people will come in large numbers but we have had a poor audience. But still more, those who came enjoyed the night with Trumel and Eunice Kadzuwa Mhango.

We did not receive any word from Nepman as to why he failed to come but Sangie is sick that is why we moved in fast to bring Eunice Kadzuwa Mhango,” said Chibota.

Nd’efeyo Entertainment has taken over the management of Mibawa Café and has promised that they will continue to bring a variety of activities at the centre.

Mibawa Café was re-launched with pomp recently featuring the Best of Black Missionaries which attracted an impressive audience before Maskal also invaded the venue.

Chibota said they were happy to have treated people to a Bob Marley concert joining the rest of the world in celebrating the life of the Jamaican singer, song writer and guitarist, who died on May 11, 1981, aged 36.

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